The Champ of Champs

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

On Friday 25th October, one of our clients, Keith Large, organised a film documentary screening featuring his own documentary on Steve Ward to help raise funds for The Stroke Association. We're happy to let you know that the event sold out! Read on to find out more about what Keith gets up to in his spare time...


Keith’s hobby is producing short films and his latest a documentary about Steve Ward, the oldest active professional boxer in the world, got it’s UK Premiere at John Fretwell Sporting Complex near Mansfield with proceeds going to a charity close to Keith’s heart called The Stroke Association.


Keith’s latest project ‘The Champ of Champs’, about boxer Steve Ward, is his first venture into documentary making and he’s loved every minute of it.


‘Steve is such an inspirational man’, says Keith, adding:


‘How Steve came back from being told by seven different specialists he’d never be able to walk properly again to having the mental and physical strength to overcome this major setback and climb back into a boxing ring at the age of 54 is a remarkable story of hope over despair. Steve surrounds himself with positive people and that is infectious in a good way.'

Keith’s previous three short films ‘A Date with Shillelagh’, ‘Emotional Distress’ and ‘Guilty Bunch of Flowers’ have won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. You can watch the trailers for each below:





Keith has also received an invitation to collect one of the winning trophies at the world famous Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, where icons such as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Madonna have shot films and videos.


On receiving this invitation, Keith admits to being excited at the prospect of going to the Los Angeles film capital:


‘It’s hard to believe that the majority of my short films shot in Leicestershire have achieved recognition in LA and until I am actually there in Hollywood I still can’t quite believe it’.

Keith is also a writer, and has previously put on events for The Stroke Association through his plays. In 2016, a night of new writing at The Y Theatre in Leicester raised over £2,000 to help the marvellous work the organisation does.



Keith's fantastic work for charity, as well as his endeavours into the short film industry, are truly commendable, and we look forward to being able to watch and share his new documentary, "The Champ of Champs". It's an example of how our clients can enjoy their lives and achieve great things, while having the comfort of knowing that their finances are being looked after.


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